Special Event: Disruptions, Distractions and Generated Visual Realities Symposium

Image: J Forsyth, [PHOTO 2021 Photobook weekend]

Image: J Forsyth, PHOTO 2021 Photobook weekend


17 March

Sunday, 11am-3pm (AEST)


Photography Studies College [i]
37-47 Thistlethwaite St, South Melbourne


Wheelchair access

Aligned with the Festival’s theme, ‘the future is for those who can see it’, the ‘Disruptions, Distractions and Generated Visual Realities’ Symposium/Forum will explore the accelerated convergence of social and technological futures and how artists who use photography are responding to the challenges posted by new learning visual and textual methodologies. The Symposium/Forum will feature discussions with a number of visual artists who practice explores the impact of visual generative AI on visual cultures and associated ideas that relate to ethics, education and future image generation. There will also be practical demonstrations based around AI and the portrait genre, the latest innovations in industry-standard software and the integration of ChatGPT in photography.

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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March